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10:46 AM, 28 Jan

Taranjit Singh Sandhu Appointed India’s Ambassador to US

Senior diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been appointed as India's Ambassador to the US, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

Sandhu, a 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently posted as High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka.

(Source: PTI)

7:09 PM, 27 Jan

Low-Intensity Earthquake Hits Ladakh

A low-intensity earthquake, measuring 3.6, hit the Union Territory of Ladakh on Monday, officials said.

According to the Director, Meteorological department, Sonam Lotus, the quake occurred at 1956 hours at a depth of 10 kilometres in the Ladakh region.

(Source: PTI)

6:13 PM, 27 Jan

8 Killed in Explosive Fire at a Boat Dock in Alabama, US

At least eight people were killed in an explosive fire at a boat dock in Alabama, United States, reports The Associated Press quoting the fire chief.

(Source: ANI)

5:51 PM, 27 Jan

Agni Prasad Sapkota Sworn in as Nepal's Speaker Amid Protests

Agni Prasad Sapkota on Monday was sworn-in as the Speaker of Nepal's House of Representatives, the Lower House of Parliament, amid protests by human rights activists against his appointment.

The leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was elected to the post unopposed on Sunday.

The post of the Speaker was lying vacant since October last year after Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigned following allegations of attempted rape.

(Source: PTI)


Published: 27 Jan 2020, 06:39 AM IST
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